Many ecological restoration projects rely on revegetation from seed. This course discusses successfully steps for designing and implementing a seed mix, from choosing appropriate species to preparing a planting site. This course acts as a guide to making sound decisions for each of these critical steps.

The course covers how to:
• Evaluate whether there are seed sources on site or in the landscape that could contribute to revegetation
• Design seed mixes so restored vegetation supports ecosystem functions and project goals
• Obtain adequate supplies of seed and how to handle this seed so it maintains its viability
• Prepare a site to be sowed
• Install native seed
• Manage sites following sowing to promote native seed establishment

It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students complete the Site Assessment for Ecological Restoration course before taking the other courses in the series, as the Site Assessment course lays the groundwork for the subsequent courses.

Participants who complete the entire course will receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

$375 course fee.

Course Contact

Julia Bohnen, 952-681-8729, bohne001@umn.edu

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Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

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